Soberanes Wild Fires Effect On Homes and Buildings
The Environmental Health Bureau’s Hazardous Material team and Damage Assessment Response Team report that damaged or destroyed homes may contain hazardous materials, such as household hazardous objects, that have been damaged by fire.
Please see our factsheets for additional information: ASHFactsSheet
Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Pregnant women should not travel to any area where the Zika virus is spreading. If you must travel to those areas, contact your healthcare provider first & strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip.
Health Officials encourage residents to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Monterey County health officials announced today the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Monterey County resident this year. The individual was hospitalized for treatment of virus-related symptoms and is now recovering. Exposure occurred... Read more →
In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities. This year’s recipients are Read more →
A public meeting will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in Gonzales City Council Chambers regarding the Johnson Canyon Landfill. Notices are also posted here on our Public Notices page. Read more →
When you buy soaps and body washes, do you reach for products labeled “antibacterial” hoping they’ll keep your family safer? Do you think those products will lower your risk of getting sick, spreading germs or being infected?According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there isn’t enough science to... Read more →
On Tuesday August 30th, the second travel-associated Zika virus infection was reported in a Monterey County resident. The individual had recently traveled to Mexico in August and sought medical care upon returning to the United States. Monterey County Public Health Laboratory and the California Department of Public Health Laboratory confirmed... Read more →